ALA

(redirected from alpha-linolenic acid)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
AcronymDefinition
ALAAmerican Library Association
ALAAlabama (old style postal abbreviation)
ALAAmerican Lung Association
ALAArizona Lutheran Academy (Christian school)
ALAAssociation of Legal Administrators
ALAAmerican Legion Auxiliary (est. 1919; various locations)
ALAAmerican Lighting Association
ALAAlpha Lipoic Acid
ALAAssociation for Laboratory Automation
ALAAlpha-Linolenic Acid
ALAAustral Lineas Aereas (Argentinian airline)
ALAAlanine
ALAAminolevulinic Acid
ALAAssociation of Landscape Architects (various locations)
ALAAmerican Leadership Academy
ALAArabic Literature of Africa
ALAAlternative Learning Academy
ALAApplied Linguistics Association (Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN)
ALAArab Liberation Army
ALAÅland Islands (Finland)
ALAAbundant Life Academy (various locations)
ALAAutorskie Licea Artystyczne (Polish art college)
ALAAbraham Lincoln Association (Springfield, IL)
ALAAsia & Latin America
ALAAudi Lane Assist
ALAAutodesk Learning Assistance
ALAAllocated Loan Amount (finance)
ALAAmerican Logistics Association
ALAAction Learning Associates (Colorado)
ALAAmerican Latvian Association
ALAAssociation of Licensed Architects
ALAAsociación de Líneas Aéreas (Guatemala)
ALAAmoebic Liver Abscess
ALAAssociation for Language Awareness
ALAAgricultural Law Association
ALAAlberta Agriculture
ALAAmerican Laryngological Association
ALAAustralian Lawyers Alliance
ALAApplied Linear Algebra
ALADelta-Amino-Levulinic Acid
ALAAssumption of Liability (Agreement)
ALAAssociazione Liberi Architetti (Italian: Free Architects Association)
ALAAccelerated Learning Academy
ALAAssociation of London Authorities
ALAAutomobile Legal Association
ALAAcura Loyalty Advantage (automobile rewards program)
ALAAssociate of the Library Association (UK; chartered definition of the Library Association)
ALAAfghanistan Lawyers Association
ALAAmalgamated Lithographers of America
ALAAlighting Area (aeronautics)
ALAAlmaty, Kazakhstan - Almaty (Airport Code)
ALAAT&T Latin America
ALAAssociation Luxembourg Alzheimer (Luxemburger Alzheimer-Vereinigung)
ALAAustralian Labradoodle Association
ALAAssociate in Liberal Arts (degree)
ALAAll Letters Answered (classified ads)
ALAAsian Leaders Association
ALAAmérique Latine et Asie (French: Latin America and Asia; European Investment Bank)
ALAAlarm Application
ALAAlachua Leadership Alliance (Florida)
ALAAdditional Listing Application
ALAArmy Logistics Assessment
ALAATM Link Accelerator
ALAAircraft Load Agent
ALAAmerican League of Anglers
ALAAsociacion Los Algarrobos
ALAArmy Launch Area
ALAAsynchronous Line Adapter
ALAAcademy of Linguistic Awareness (fictional)
ALAAddress Latch Attachment
ALAAlternative Location Algorithm
ALAAliter Lex Ait (Latin: the law says someting different, epigraphy)
ALAAmmunition Loading Assembly
ALAAUTOVON Line Adapter
ALAAuthorized Level of Access
ALAAlcatel Leadership Association
ALAAutomatic Level Adjuster
ALAAdvanced Life Administrator (insurance)
ALAAircraft Loading Agent
ALAAnnual Loss Amount
ALAAssociazione Ligure di Artroscopia
References in periodicals archive ?
Since terrestrial plants contain only the short-chain omega-3 precursor alpha-linolenic acid, and since alpha-linolenic acid is poorly converted into its long-chain metabolites EPA and DHA, it is likely that the American diet will continue to be relatively deficient in these important molecules unless significant dietary changes are made.
Alpha-linolenic acid, the principal dietary omega 3 fatty acid in most Western diets, is abundant in fats and oils, as well as in some leafy vegetables.
89 for high intake of alpha-linolenic acid from either animal (meat or dairy) or vegetable sources, 1.
As a result, walnuts are the only nut to contain a significant amount of plant-based omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (2.
Seed sources, like flaxseed (high in alpha-linolenic acid [ALA]), are not an adequate substitute and unless an individual eats two servings of fish per week minimum (or supplements) they will be at sub-optimal levels.
Peskin considers omega-3 supplements containing DHA and EPA "derivatives" of the "parent" omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
Primary disease-fighting compounds In walnuts and flaxseeds: plant-derived omega-3 fatty add: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) * nonfiavonoid polyphenol antioxidants: ellagic acid and gallic acid * arginine * vitamin E
The European Journal of Preventive Cardiologyreports the finding of a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease among men and women with a higher intake of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are derived from marine sources, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which occurs in plant foods.
According to the researchers, walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, gamma-tocopherol and phytosterols, which may explain the positive effects of the walnut oil treatment.
Flaxseed oil contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), but its conversion by the body to EPA and DHA is slow and inefficient, and thus flaxseed oil does not appear to be as effective as fish oil in reducing inflammation.
Long-Chain Conversion of [13C] Linoleic Acid and Alpha-Linolenic Acid in Response to Marked Changes in their Dietary Intake in Men," J.
Purslance contains more omega-3 fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid in particular than any other leafy vegetable plant.
Full browser ?